Phenotypic features and genetic relatedness were investigated for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated in the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana during an outbreak started in April 2010. Our findings showed the wide diffusion in high-risk areas of carbapenem-resistant strains belonging to KPC-3 possessing K. pneumoniae ST512 and the alarming emergence of colistin-resistant strains, highlighting the importance to adopt strict adherence to infection control measures and antimicrobial stewardship in order to control the spread of infections.

Epidemiologia delle infezioni/colonizzazioni da Klebsiella pneumoniae produttrice di carbapenemasi nell’Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana

CASINI, BEATRICE;VECCHIONE, ALESSANDRA;Battisti, F.;VALENTINI, PAOLA;PRIVITERA, GAETANO PIERPAOLO
2013

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Phenotypic features and genetic relatedness were investigated for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated in the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana during an outbreak started in April 2010. Our findings showed the wide diffusion in high-risk areas of carbapenem-resistant strains belonging to KPC-3 possessing K. pneumoniae ST512 and the alarming emergence of colistin-resistant strains, highlighting the importance to adopt strict adherence to infection control measures and antimicrobial stewardship in order to control the spread of infections.
Casini, Beatrice; Vecchione, Alessandra; Battisti, F.; Buzzigoli, A.; Valentini, Paola; Uccelli, F.; Tascini, C.; Menichetti, F.; Privitera, GAETANO PIERPAOLO
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